Nicki Minaj's Anaconda, the outrageous booty-exposing video has made waves worldwide; now a live snake set to be used during her performance has created some new buzz.
According to MTV one of Minaj's backup dancers was bitten by a six-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky who was being used as a prop during the song. Minaj was onstage and rushed to her dancer's side after the bite occurred.
Chris Velvin, director of production safety for Viacom Media Networks, told MTV that even though the snake wasn't venomous, the female dancer was treated at the scene where her wound was cleaned and she was taken to the hospital to prevent a bacterial infection "out of an abundance of caution."
Velvin said an animal handler was nearby and removed the snake. "It is in no way life-threatening, but scary, and we wanted her to start getting treatment as soon as possible."
During the rehearsal, the woman draped the snake around her shoulders and, at some point, was bitten by the non-venomous, docile reptile, known for wrapping around its prey tightly and squeezing them.
The 31-year-old singer's representative has not made any statement yet. MTV noted that the incident occurred when the dancer was carrying the snake draped around her shoulders. The song was quickly stopped and Minaj rushed over asking, "Did she just get bit by the snake?"
Minaj fans feel that a VMA moment is coming on as the rapper-singer steps up to the headline grabbing show and sings her hit song Anaconda, with its body baring, jungle-themed music video. The controversial song managed to get the Baby Got Back rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot excited.
After watching the raunchy video he tweeted:
— Sir Mix-A-Lot (@therealmix) August 20, 2014
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